Genesis 1:26-27

Jul 24, 2023

7.24.23   All people on this earth are made in the image of God. That means several things. First, all men and women and children are created by God, loved by God, and potentially forgiven for all their sins. Secondly, every single person has the potential to turn back to God, to repent and change […]

Who Is My Neighbor?

Oct 03, 2022

10.3.22   Jesus illustrates who are our neighbors whom we are to love in several ways. First, he tells the parable of the Good Samaritan[Luke 10:25-37] to illustrate the neighbor as one who needs help. As He tells an expert in the law how to inherit eternal life, Jesus replied that we are to love […]


Aug 01, 2022

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus holds forgiveness for others’ sins as a high standard for us: if we forgive others, we are forgiven; if we don’t, we are not forgiven our sins (Matthew 6:14-15). Our natural tendency is to condemn others for what they do wrong and not to recognize our own sins. […]


Jan 24, 2022

It was Jesus who showed us how to treat other people, neighbors and strangers. It was Jesus who offered healing to the people He met. It was Jesus who confronted those in power who were serving only themselves. It was Jesus who taught what the Old Testament scriptures and the commandments meant. He loved the […]

Blessed Are They Who Are Merciful

Apr 12, 2021

Blessed are the merciful, those who offer mercy and compassion, who take pity on, who are kind, charming, generous and gracious to others,[1] ultimately, forgiving them. Those who seek to understand another and why they are where they are in life. Those who help and sustain those in trouble. In other words, those who take […]

We Are All In This Together

Dec 28, 2020

One great lesson from this year that has been dominated by Covid-19 is that we are all in this(whatever the this is) together. We are not each individuals trekking on our own through life, but we are part of the whole human race. Certainly, we could see that as the virus crossed the world easily […]

Coummunity/Interdependence is the Nature of All Creation

Apr 27, 2020

One star does not illumine the night sky; it takes millions of stars to do that. In the same way the spiritual life in Christ is not just about me, it takes a community of followers of Jesus to show His light to the world. All of creation is the story of that interconnectedness, be […]

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Nov 11, 2019

The world would keep us apart, in competition with each other or in denying another the same rights as we have. But God’s reconciling love would bring us together. The world would have us judge others by race or economic or educational achievements or immigrant status(and other surface criterion). But when we look to Jesus […]

Love Your Neighbor as Yourself

Oct 28, 2019

Love your neighbor as yourself is the second of Jesus’ Two Great Commandments.[1] And it is the proof that we love God with all of ourselves. If we can love our neighbors, then we are following and fulfilling all the laws in the Old Testament and Jesus’ comprehensive two commandments which include all the laws […]


Oct 14, 2019

Recently, I wrote about Father Gregory Boyle and his two books’[1] impact on my life. This week I want to write about his talk from August of this year in Charlotte.  Father Gregory’s point in all that he said was this: to judge is the opposite of kinship. Judgment separates, differentiates us from others, even […]